Works to start at Royal Brompton
J P Dunn Construction has been appointed by Kier to carry out the enabling works for a new 3,417m² imaging centre at Royal Brompton Hospital in London. Temporary works design is now almost complete and initial piling works including the install of the plunge columns that will support the gantry, and the crane base are scheduled to commence in November 2019.
Royal Brompton & Harefield is the largest specialist heart and lung healthcare provider in the UK. Its new imaging centre will provide diagnostic facilities for patients and enable several innovative treatments, including interventional bronchoscopy.
The imaging centre will have two storeys below ground, for plant and services for the building and for MRI scanners, and two storeys above ground. The ground and first floors will have a range of facilities, including echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiogram, CT scanners and clinical support accommodation.
There will be as much of the building below ground as above, and the structure will be formed in reinforced concrete, with the 9m deep basement constructed using sheet piled walls, propped at 3 levels. Conrad Sidebottom will be project managing the scheme for J P Dunn Construction.